Kokkeluri by Kate Davies
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Kokkeluri

Knitting
October 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in colourwork stockinette
US 2 - 2.75 mm
202 yards (185 m)
To fit hand circumference: 18-20.5cm / 7-8in
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Kokkeluri, or muckle (big) kokkeluri are Shetland dialect terms for the ox-eye daisy - a familiar wayside sight all over Scotland in Spring and Summer. On the mainland, the word is sometimes rendered differently - cockaloorie - and is a generic term for any big, blousy flower. With their large floral motifs and their densely stranded palms, these colourwork mittens are both decorative and functional, keeping your hands warm when the winter temperatures fall. The mittens also feature Latvian braids and i-cord, for a neat finish.

Yarn
Buachaille (100% Scottish Wool; 110m / 120 yds per 50g skein)
MC: Haar 1 x 50g skein
CC: Islay 1 x 50g skein
Sample used 40g / 88m / 96yds of MC and 44g / 97m / 106yds of CC.

Sizing
To fit hand circumference: 18-20.5cm / 7-8in
Mitten circumference above thumb: 21cm / 8¼in
Mitten length: 24cm / 9½in

Needles and notions
Gauge-size needles of your preferred type for working small circumferences
Waste yarn
2 Stitch markers
Tapestry needle

Special Techniques
All special techniques are described in the pattern instructions. If you require some extra assistance, these excellent online tutorials may help:

Backward-loop cast-on
Crochet chain provisional cast-on
i-Cord bind-off (this technique is the last in the article)
Latvian braid